UN demands justice for Abrar
Published : 09 Oct 2019, 18:01
The United Nations has condemned the killing of Abrar Fahad, a student of Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology (BUET), and called upon the authorities to investigate and bring the perpetrators to justice in a speedy manner.
Mia Seppo, the United Nations Resident Coordinator (UNRC), came up with the call while addressing a programme - DCAB Talk - at BIISS auditorium in the city with President of Diplomatic Correspondents Association, Bangladesh (DCAB) Raheed Ejaz in the chair.
"We are very shocked and saddened by the incidents took place in BUET. We called upon the authorities to investigate and bring the perpetrators to justice. A statement has already been issued from UN in this regard,” Mia Seppo says.
Moreover, British High Commission in Dhaka rendered mourning for the death of Abrar on Wednesday via a Facebook status on its official page.
The High Commission has been shocked and saddened by the incidents took place in BUET, says the status.
Moreover, it says the UK stands unconditionally for free speech, media freedom, human rights and the rule of law.
Abrar, a second-year student of Electrical and Electronic Engineering department of Buet, died after he was beaten allegedly by some Chhatra League men brutally at a dormitory of the university between 7:00 pm Sunday and 2:30 am on Monday.
The incident triggered a firestorm of protests on campuses across the country. Many took to social media to demand justice for Abrar.
Law enforcers suspect, Abrar was attacked because of one of his recent Facebook posts, which seemed to be critical of some recent deals with India.
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